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Poster: tigerbolt Date: Aug 5, 2007 12:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: GD 4-5-69

4/5/69 - Grateful Dead
Avalon Ballroom
San Francisco, CA

Recording Info:
SBD -> Rm (7 inch Master Reels @ 7.5ips 1/2trk) -> Dat

Transfer Info:
Dat -> Sonic Solutions -> CD -> EAC -> Samplitude -> SHN
(2 Discs Audio / 1 Disc SHN)

Conversion By Charlie Miller
charliemiler87@earthlink.net
7/29/03

Notes:
Samplitude v6.0 was used to re-track the complete show.

Set One:
d1t01 - Dupree's Diamond Blues ->
d1t02 - Mountains Of The Moon ->
d1t03 - Dark Star ->
d1t04 - St. Stephen ->
d1t05 - The Eleven ->
d1t06 - Turn On Your Lovelight

Set Two:
d2t01 - Hard To Handle ->
d2t02 - Cosmic Charlie
d2t03 - China Cat Sunflower ->
d2t04 - Doin' That Rag
d2t05 - Cryptical Envelopment ->
d2t06 - Drums ->
d2t07 - The Other One ->
d2t08 - Cryptical Envelopment ->
d2t09 - The Eleven ->
d2t10 - It's A Sin
d2t11 - Alligator ->
d2t12 - Drums ->
d2t13 - Feedback ->
d2t14 - And We Bid You Good Night

Comments:
Just before Cryptical Envelopment and again before Alligator Bobby noodles the opening chords of
Weather Report Prelude.

just uploaded this at etree and if you don't have it hop on.imho a superb 69 show.enjoy http://bt.etree.org/details.php?id=508763&edited=1 review by dr.flasback Well folks, it's time the old Doctor finally got around to reviewing some 1969 shows, been lost in the 70's too long! And I can't think of a better show than this to start with. This show is the real deal in spades, a pristine example of where the Dead were at in 1969 when they were really ON.
There are 3 runs (sets of shows) that really stand out for me as the peaks for the year. The first is the run at the Fillmore from late Feb to early March. You gotta buy em - it's worth it!! Also the late April run at the Ark in Boston - all tremendous shows. And this here 3 night run at the Avalon Ballroom. All 3 nights are worth having. But this 4/5 show is my favorite.
The show starts in an almost acoustic mode with Dupree's, and then a beautiful Mnts.of the Moon that just shines like a gem, nice vocal from Garcia.
***** smoke break *******
Okay, I'm listening to this Dark Star right now, and I gotta tell ya folks, this one still amazes me after many listenings. Jerry's mastery and sheer scope of his sound - all the way from blazing Hendrix bursts of blues, to experimental overdrive, and down to quiet
classical-like noodling. At 17 minutes, you might find longer Dark Stars in 69, but none as crafted and precise. They don't waste a note, esp. Jerry.
And just look at this song list! They don't leave out anything, plus the not usual additions of Handle, China Cat and the It's a Sin Jam.
As good as Set One is, they come back and take things even higher in Set Two. Jerry takes an extended solo in Doin That Rag that's quite good. Then they fire up the locomotive on the Other One, and it's one fast ride all the way to Bid You Goodnight - with no stops!! Phil and the 2 drummers are like one creature with six arms - their counter rhythms are an amazing thing to behold.
Listen to this Eleven thru Feedback (not for the timid of mind) and see if you don't agree that Jerry's performance is as good as anything Hendrix or Clapton was doing in 1969. Such Tone, such Taste, such Thunder! The 8 minute Feedback is Third Stone From the Sun meets Dr. Strange. No, your stereo is NOT melting, they just play it like that! Pink Floyd WHO???
Well damn I've heard this show probably 20 times at least and it just blew me away again! What are you waiting for? Be kind to your mind and DL this show now! Recommended heartily and 5 stars.
enjoy,
Dr. Flashback :-)

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Poster: JodyC Date: Aug 5, 2007 3:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: GD 4-5-69

as always-fine photos. Thanks.

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Poster: barongsong Date: Aug 5, 2007 8:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: GD 4-5-69

I'm On it Tigerbolt. Can never have enough mind melt material. Thanks.